SAVE THE DATE
TRIAL LAWYER OF THE YEAR
Factors to be considered include: A lawyer who upholds the honor of the legal profession and is a true defender of the people; a lawyer who works to protect the rights of injured victims and consumers; a lawyer who successfully handles a case of major public importance in state or federal court, including appellate courts; a lawyer who assists NJA and AAJ in their efforts to protect the rights of consumers and injured victims at the state legislature and the U.S. Congress; a lawyer who devotes substantial time and effort to further the goals of NJA by serving as an officer, board member and fundraiser; a lawyer who frequently publishes articles and gives speeches in support of the rights of injured victims and consumer rights; and lastly, a lawyer who earns admiration and respect for trial lawyers as a result of noteworthy activities.
CONSUMER ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
A Nevadan (not necessarily an attorney) who has made noteworthy contributions to consumer protection. Previous recipients are those who fight to ensure that all Nevadans enjoy the same quality of life, who advocate for the working men and women of Nevada and obtain justice for the "little guy."
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This is intended to be a very special award that is not necessarily given out each year. It is intended to recognize a lawyer who has devoted his or her career to helping injured victims, consumers, and those persons who lack the money, education, and ability to protect their own rights. The award is also designed to be awarded at the end of the lawyer's career. The award is not based upon a lawyer's financial success, but upon his or her efforts as a lawyer to better the community and the legal profession.
Trial Lawyer of the Year (established 1997)
Consumer Advocate of the Year (established 1998)
Lifetime Achievement Award (established 2000)